Paes, Bhupathi get 1st round byes

Updated: 23 July 2008 18:15 IST

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi got first round byes with their respective partners in the $2,615,000 ATP Rogers Masters beginning on Monday.

Toronto: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi got first round byes with their respective partners in the $2,615,000 ATP Rogers Masters beginning here on Monday.

Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy are seeded seventh while Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles are seeded fourth in the hard court event, sixth of the 10 Masters Series tournaments.

If Paes and Bhupathi manage to win their second round matches, then they will find themselves on the opposite sides of the court in the quarterfinals.

Paes and Dlouhy will face winners of the match between wild cards Julien Benneteau/Frederic Niemeyer and Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka.

Bhupathi and Knowles will face winners of the Arnaud Clement/Michael Llodra and Mardy Fish/ Andy Roddick.
Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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